The Council

The Town Council consists of 15 members elected from from five Wards every four years. The map below shows the ward boundaries. (Click on the map to see a larger image.)

Geographical map of the Ward boundaries

Detailed maps are available for download in PDF format:

The Mayor is elected from within the Council and to qualify a candidate must have served as a Town Councillor for at least 3 years. The Mayor is appointed for a period of at least 1 year.

The Council committees meet on two monthly cycles – some 45 meetings a year.

The Town Council actively encourages positive public participation in its activities and all meetings of the Council and its Committees are open to the Press and public. Additionally, the Council offers members of the public the opportunity to address the full Council on any subject at its bimonthly General Purposes and Council meeting.

A complete list of meetings for the Municipal Year can be viewed here on the website.

Code of Conduct 2012 – up to date version                           Equal Opportunities

Standing Orders January 2016                                        Policy for Lone Working (1)

Financial Regulations January 2016                              Whistle Blowing Policy (1)

Risk Management April 2016                                  Freedom of information policy

Complaints procedure                                                              Public Speaking Leaflet

Digital & Social Media Policy                          Employee Workers Grievance Policy

Disciplinary Procedure 2017                                                 Sickness Absence Policy

Appraisal Review Policy                                                                              Change Policy